Justice • Tradition • Courage • Wisdom • Zeal • Prudence• Patience • Humility • Knowledge • Excellence
The final virtue of The Dogmatic Virtues of The World Aloha, Excellence. Excellence must be given to all things without compromise. Imagine if a building was built without Excellence, well, we need not even imagine, we already know what happens, the building collapses. Being lazy and sloth allows for things in life to fall apart. If thou art lazy around thy home, then thy home wilt be a mess, if thou art a sloth in thy relationships, then those will, like the building, collapse; and if thou art without excellence in thy life, then thou shalt collapse. Do not be lazy when doing a task, be excellent and beat thy goal. Excellence is what separates man from beast. While sure, a grizzly can build a den and a bird can build a nest, can they build a house? Or a Castle? Or a Palace? Or a Skyscraper? No, they cannot, why not what defies man defy man? Excellence is what pushes man to advance and be top of all other living things. Do not sloth, practice Excellence!
What is to know something, to learn of it? What does it mean to be knowledgeable? Can one strive to be all-knowing, to be Everlasting, to be Omniscient? To answer the answer latter question simply, no one can know of all things. To learn of something is to process it into something thou will eventually know. Being knowledgeable means to know of many things or is can be more particular, like being knowledgeable in science, or knowledgeable in mathematics or knowledgeable in philosophy. Being knowledgeable in general, is to know of many things in many different subject matters.
Ignorance and Knowledge
Ignorance is not bliss. If that art about to be attacked by a Lion and being ignorant gets you killed, and knowing of it can save thou life, would thou rather be blissfully dead or alive? Being ignorant makes one into a tool to be used by others. If a person tries to scam, but ye know of this scam ahead of time, then thou art resistant to the scammer's tricks. Knowledge unveils the mask of deception and lies. Knowledge gives thee and better understanding the world around ye and how it influences ye and how ye fits into The Grand Purpose of Life. Without knowledge, one cannot advance in life. Imagine how life would be for thee if thou could not read, speak a language, etc. How much more difficult would thy life be? Ignorance is is not bliss and knowledge gives thee The Power to know The World around ye and beyond!
In The World, many of people are filled with boastfulness in themselves. They seem to be, and are often, the center of The World; according to themselves. They see themselves are better than others, whether through true merit or without. These people can go day to day with their chins held high and not even bat at those below them. Their chin is so high that they cannot even see what lurks below, ready to swipe them off the ground and have the pride fall in a grand display of truth. Ego in thyself makes thee more blind than those without eyes. Thou art blind to the truth, thou cannot see what is right in front of thee. It makes thee imprudent, and thou wilt run into things without thinking, for ye believe that thou art indestructible. O egotistical one, for when thou art eventually tripped, the pain is unbearable.
How to prevent this ultimate fall? Practice the virtue of Humility. Put others before thyself, be charitable, forgive wrongs done to ye, never practice revenge and do not be jealous of others. Being humble opens one's eyes to the truth surrounding them. If one is wrong about something, and they do not want to believe that they are wrong, then they will continue to be incorrect and the truth shalt not be revealed. Imagine if ye will, that there is a person who is set on "knowing" that Tyrannosaurus Rex had feathers. As of now, It is widely believed in Today's World, that Tyrannosaurus Rex did not have feathers. Now imagine this person is firm in his wrong belief that T Rex had feathers. Now say that person was able to bring back a T Rex through a DNA extraction process. Let's say now that the new T Rex does not have feathers and the Boastful person was proven wrong once and for all. Imagine how much shame this person would acquire. If they were humble and accepted that they were not always right, then the shame would never hath been. Being humble prevents one from shame. Be humble and the truth shalt be revealed.
Remember a time when ye yearned to do something. Remember wanting it fast and then getting it. What happened? Wast thou satisfied? Wast thou yearning quenched? Did thou wish ye would hath wanted longer? If only thou had patience, a better result would of came? Impatience can kill anticipation and ruin satisfaction quite well in fact.
Impatience vs Patience
Let's give a example. Let's say that it is around Christmas day and there is a kid that really wants to open his presents now! He goes on and on about how he does not want to wait for Christmas day to open them, but to open them now. He is indeed, very impatience. After days of relentless wining, the parents yield to their son's wishes, and allow him to open his presents early. The boy opens his presents and is very happy and loves what he was given. A few days later, and Christmas is here. However, there are no presents under the tree; since the boy opened all of his presents. Now on Christmas day, all the other kids are opening their presents and the impatient boy has nothing to open; the excitement of opening presents on Christmas day is gone. This causes the boy to become downhearted and the love he had for his presents is quickly diminished. Why? Well, what made them extra special, Presents being opened on Christmas day, is gone. His impatience has caused his satisfaction in his new presents go away. If he would have been patient and waited till Christmas, the excitement would have been that much more, and the fact of others opening their presents all in one day and not him, would cease to be. Patience is a virtue that amplifies the award of accomplishment and can help keep thee out of rushed scenarios where ye will not likely get what thou yearned for.
Many of man in The World, run into anything headstrong without any kind of discretion nor plan; just the pure will alone. Now will is a good thing, zeal is indeed, a virtue; however, zeal alone, just like knowledge alone with wisdom, can be a deadly action/trait. One must practice a balance of both zeal and caution in any endeavor. Action without discipline is chaotic in nature. This discipline, this discretion, this caution is known as Prudence.
Discipline and Judgement
Prudence is being careful and making calculated judgement on situation before going all out into action. If thou art to do anything, make sure thou hath a plan if time permits. Let's dive into a situation. Let's say there is a man who needs to go grab groceries for his family. Now let's say he has three routes to get to the grocery store. One option is dark forest with many man-eating lions. The second option is a desert where cannibals are known to lurk. The third and final option is a city center with a low crime rate. Options one is the quickest, followed by options 2 and option 3 is the slowest route. This man wants to get to the destination and back fast,; so he goes through option 1 without any thought or care about doing so. Well, he gets eaten. It only makes sense. If the man would have practiced Prudence, he would have chosen option 3 and would have been to the grocery store and back home in one piece. Ye see, Zeal or Action without Prudence, is a dangerous path to be on. Practice Prudence and see how plans come together much nicer.
What drives a person to do something, to take action? What has motivated people to build civilization, advance technology and go to space itself? Some call it ambition, others call it passion, at The World Aloha, its called Zeal. Zeal is the energy or enthusiasm one gets when in pursuit of an action, whether that be their goals, his cause, etc. Without Zeal, humans would probably still be running down animals to receive food or some other thing pre historic humans did before advancement.
Importance of being Zealous
Indifference is the opposite of Zeal. Indifference is the lack of care for doing, well anything really. Many people can be struck with this vice. The vice of Indifference is soul crushing. Imagine this, imagine not having any passion for anything in The World. Thou just mosey along in life not doing much besides eat, sleep and breath. Sounds boring, right? Well, being boring is the least of worries that indifference can cause. Imagine if right now, everyone in The World but ye, became completely indifferent. What would occur? Nothing good, that is for sure. Civilization would definitely collapse, all the things ye love, like perhaps tv, internet, phone service, theworldaloha.com; would seize to function for very long. Many in The World do not have passion for what they do, its the ones that do, however keep the world running smoothly for thee and others. Without Zeal, no television. No Zeal, no computers. No Zeal, no books No Zeal, nothing but a primitive world would there be. Now while this kind of thing sounds good to some, I promise that this would not be a glorious as some might think. No medicine for example, many will die young. A World without the virtue of Zeal is a world without joy. It’s the potential and/or active fire inside every human that helps advance The World beyond what it was in previous times. Thou should most definitely harness thy Zeal and bring The World to a more advanced form of existence.
It is very important in life to know things, such as Mathematics, Language, Social Interactions, etc. However, knowing things is merely not enough. What good is knowing of a pen, and not knowing what to do with it. Knowledge alone is dangerous. Knowledge alone can lead to ethical and moral problems. Say thou know how to fight very well; all correct, what can this knowledge of fighting lead thee to do? Yes, it can help thee fight off imposing threats but it can also lead thee to fight anyone for any reason; even no reason at all. Knowledge alone, is dangerous. The key that is missing is knowing what to do with that knowledge. This, we call Wisdom.
According to the Oxford dictionary, Wisdom is "The ability to make sensible decisions and give good advice because of the experience and knowledge that you have". A person may have all of the knowledge in The World, and yet, if they do not acquire antiquate wisdom, all of their knowledge will be either useless or outright disastrous to all who are affected by their decisions. Here's another example: Say there is a person who has a collegiate or professional level of reading skills. This well-educated person wants to become an expert in Classical Literature. Now say this person does not even know what is considered classical literature; so they spends all day reading contemporary works that do not even mention nor reference The Classics. Will this well read man know anything of The Iliad? Gilgamesh? Beowulf? Etc? It is very unlikely at this point. What was this person missing? They were missing the knowledge of what books were The Classics, and those that were not. They lacked the wisdom to know these things and so their intentions were not accomplished. Knowing what to do with what ye knowledge, is Wisdom.
When times are tough, dark and dangerous, one must answer the call, lest all be lost. In times of struggle, chaos and doom, a hero can emerge from the shadows without prediction and vanquish the evil set before him; no matter the cost. This hero can be scared indeed, notwithstanding, a sense of bravery will fall upon him and his consternation hath been pulverized. What is this sense of bravery that cometh over the fear of the hero? Well, this sense hath been told in fables, epics and legends as old as the first stories known to man; such as The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Iliad & The Odyssey and Beowulf. The heroes in these epic tales all hath tis one sense that rises them above their fellow man, in order to quash the evil facing them and what they hold dearest too. Tis sense of bravery over fear is what we known in The World language (English) as Courage. In the Oxford dictionary, Courage is "the ability to do something dangerous, or to face pain or opposition, without showing fear".
All of man hath fear(s) that they hold throughout their lives. Their fears may change or remain as age progresses; nonetheless all hath some fear lest they no longer be man or no longer have The Aloha (breathe of life). As a neonate or babe in arms, thou may feareth not being held by thy mother or father. As a juvenile, thou mayeth fear a monster in thy closet or under thy bed. As an adolescent, thou may fear failing in thy scholastic endeavors. As an adult, thou might fear losing thy job and/or not being able to protect nor provide for thy family. And as an elder, thou may fear death itself knocking on the door. What gets us through this fear? For some, ignoring the problems is what they chose; this only leads to more unpleasant challenges; but for the bold, the sense of courage overcomes their fear(s) and those men shalt surpass that/those obstacle(s) in life and become greater for it. While the coward may react to fear by hiding in the corner or coping with voluntary failure, the courageous one, the real man, the virtuous will overcome and smash the fear and the hindrance and become better for it. How canst thou become courageous? There may be not simple one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Alas there are some ways thou canst be courageous. One way, is to just bite the bullet and go all-in without hesitation; to just ignore the fear in thy heart and do what needs to be done. Another way, is to plan ahead, if thou can, and come up with a strategy to better prepare thyself for the trouble ahead. One more thing ye can do, is to have someone or others help thee in thy struggle and with teamwork, the troubling menace can be overcome. No matter what, do not be a coward who never faces thy enemies and is doomed to a life of mediocrity; be a lionheart and crush thine enemies and live a glorious life!
Tradition, according to The Oxford Dictionary is "A belief, custom, or way of doing something that existed for a long time among a particular group of people; a set of these beliefs or customs religious/cultural, etc.". While this is a fantastic basic definition on what Tradition is, it cannot, like all definitions, explore the depths and nuances of this particular term. So, what is the essence of Tradition, why is there tradition? What is important about Tradition and who should keep to Tradition?
The World of Tradition
Around The World, there art many Traditions that are practiced and are spoken fondly of; The Traditions of The World are the Rock that keeps each Society, Community, Family, Religion, Organization, Nation, etc. grounded and holding to their ways. Around The World, it is Tradition to Pop Fireworks on January 1st every year to celebrate a New Year, In America, BBQ and Rock N Roll can be seen as a Tradition; in England, High Tea and The Monarchy is seen as a Tradition; in Italy, Masquerades and Roman Catholicism is seen as Tradition; In France, perhaps the Cafe' and revolutions is a Tradition; In Germany, Tanzverbot and Reinfeiern are Traditions; in China, Chinese New Year is a Tradition; in India, The Hola Mohalla Warriors and Chhau dance are Traditions; in Egypt, The Wedding Ring and Easter are Traditions, in Japan, KFC Christmas Eve and Bowing is Traditions and in Brazil, Samba and Festa Junina are Traditions. These examples are a minuscule sample of a ultra colossal amount of Traditions, not just practiced in the listed cultures but, practiced across The World. While these traditions differ extremely widely, all of them have one thing in common. These Traditions are used to bring peoples of similarity together and to hold the glue of the establishments that hold their particular Tradition. The Traditions come from a core identity of an establishment and holds that identity together as long as the tradition(s) are kept are at least attempted to be kept.
The Value of Tradition
Tradition and Culture can be important to both the individual person and the community of peoples. Though no person should be held down by any specific culture or tradition, it is important to help sustain cultures and traditions for those who love being a part of a culture/tradition. It can help people find a sense of purpose and a guide for life.
The World Aloha believes in these 10 virtues as the utmost importance; Justice, Tradition, Courage, Wisdom, Zeal, Prudence, Patience, Humility, Knowledge and Excellence. The first of these Virtues is Justice. Justice is The Power to Lead Righteous, Fair and unbiased in a situation where evil hath occurred. There are many forms and theories of Justice; Classical Justice, Social Justice, Economic Justice, Racial Justice, Environmental Justice and Criminal Justice.
Classical Justice or Traditional Justice, is one of the first known forms of Justice in The World. The Classical Justice World-view essentially is seen as Justice through the lenses of Functionalist Perspective. Classical Justice sees Justice as an individual fulfilling their role in society as a part of whole that makes society run functionally. If one fails to do their role, for example, a King not leading their Kingdom to retaining their traditions or a smith not creating, then that individuals are enacting injustice in the view of Classical Justice.
Social Justice is a form of Justice that is viewed through the lenses of Conflict Perspective and Exploration Theory. The One's with Power over The Powerless enact their Power in order to retain control over the powerless. Social Justice seeks mainly to balance The Power between The Dominant and Subordinate groups to the point where both do not exist due to the distinction no longer in existence. The Social Justice Warrior Takes Action through protest to enact Social Justice in their society and world-wide.
Economic Justice is a form of Justice that focuses on the economic inequality or inequity in different societies. This form of Justice looks at how some rich people use there money in order to disadvantage those without capital or without much currency. This can be done by either buying off politicians to enact policies to keep money in the pockets of the rich and out of the pockets of the middle-class and lower-class. Those calling for justice won't the redistribute the wealth either equally or fairly across society and/or the world. They seek to achieve these goals in multiple ways, either by Taxes the rich at a higher rate, raises the minimum wage to a livable wage, universal basic income, or in the more extreme circles, steal from or eat the rich.
Racial Justice is a form of justice that seeks to the right the wrongs committed historically and currently by the dominant racial group, Whites. Disclaimer: Race is a social construct and does not have any basis in reality when it comes to biological terms, it only exist because us humans continue to believe in it's existence. Racial Justice seeks to right the wrongs of Slavery, Segregation, Apartheid, Jim Crow, Internment camps, Racially-Exclusive Immigration laws, ethnopaulisms and more. These wrongs can be corrected in the view of Racial Justice by Reparations, Affirmative Action, Equity Laws, Less Focus on Euro-centrism, Apology, Representation in Media and Politics, and the ultimate break-down of race in the future.
Environmental Justice is the view that destroying the Earth's environment, Climate Change, is an injustice to not just humanity, but to the animal kingdom and The World itself. By continuing to burn fossil fuels at the rate that humanity continues to do, the climate will eventually change to a point where much of the world habitable zones will be inhabitable due to the extreme heat, extreme cold and rising sea level. The weather events will become more extreme, like stronger hurricanes, and many disadvantaged peoples will be displaced or die. Environment Justice seeks to halt and reverse Climate Change through reduction of humanity's carbon footprint and the use of renewable energy like Solar Power, Wind Energy, Hydro, Nuclear Power, etc.
Criminal Justice is an old form of Justice that seeks to bring criminals to justice through arrest, trial and/or conviction and punishment or rehabilitation. It's the Classic Good Guy Bad Guy, Hero Villain view of Justice.